SuperValu bosses are seeking voluntary redundancies among long-serving staff in 24 stores, the Irish Independent reported today.
Sources said that the redundancies are being sought at former Superquinn stores, which were taken over by the Musgrave Group three years ago.
The chain has said it has sought expressions of interest from staff in the exit scheme, but no final decision in numbers is expected until next year. It also said that one of the possible changes under discussion is a volunteer redundancy scheme for long-serving staff.
SuperValu said that it is in talks with ‘colleague representatives’ about the best structure to allow the former Superquinn business to grow and be sustainable in the future.
“This voluntary redundancy scheme is part of a review of the operational model of the former Superquinn business, which will see the 24 stores transition from a central ordering to a store-based ordering model”, said a spokesperson.
SuperValu put out a statement saying:"We are in discussions with colleague representatives about the optimum structure to allow the former Superquinn business deliver sustainable growth into the future. One of the changes under discussion at this time is a voluntary redundancy scheme for long serving colleagues. We have taken expressions of interest from colleagues in the scheme, but no final decision will be made on it until 2015. The voluntary redundancy scheme is part of a review of the operational model of the former Superquinn business, which consists of 24 stores. This will ultimately deliver an improved offer and experience for consumers. Any changes will be discussed and agreed in advance with colleague representatives."
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